Ceven at Komplex 7 has been arranging little concerts for my friends and I for some years now and this week he set me up with an acoustic gig in dreiunddreißig in Hannover. It was a warm evening but the tiny wine shop was full with a lovely crowd and I sat there and I stood there and I played all the songs. After the show we drank some smuggled beers, talked loads and shook hands and all the good stuff.
Later we drove off to Béi Chéz Heinz of course for more drinks and shouting behind the DJ booth watching younger people dance. Assumed the creepy uncle at a wedding position, pretty much
That night I got to sleep in the lovely Trekkers Huus again and always nice enough and the next morning a rubbish breakfast at the nearby supermarket and then I walked the few miles back across town to the station.
Saturday I travelled to Bonn for the only the second time playing in town. The first was at the M********e back in 2008 or something with Tristan Brusch - the less said about that the better and they don’t get a link here and I only mention it because I’m a completionist and a wannabe archivist, etc. Anyway, Timo has been at a bunch of my concerts at different places and invited me to his house for a special concert there. There was a lovely bunch of people for the good company and I sat and tried to break through the floor to the apartment below.
By the end of the set everyone else was joining in and so we have this sort of thing:
Since these shows I’ve been recording a lot and also putting together a live compilation from the concerts in April that I played. This will be exclusive and free for all subscribers to my newsletter so please sign up for that here and I’ll send you a link to download when it’s ready.